Calgary COPD & Asthma Program

COVID-19 Information:  The following links contain reliable, medically accurate information as provided by Alberta Health Services and other medical professionals.

  • Updates on the COVID-19 virus (local and national)
  • COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool: Use this tool to help determine whether you should be tested for  COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Information and Guidelines for patients with COPD, Living Well with COPD
  • Asthma, COPD Raise Odds for Severe COVID-19
  • For patients who are participating in Asthma or COPD Education sessions over the phone, please see below 
  • Referral Sources:  The Calgary COPD & Asthma Program has decided to temporarily suspend spirometry testing for the safety of our patients and staff.  We are still accepting referrals to provide respiratory education for patients who have asthma, COPD, or require smoking cessation information.  These appointments will be conducted virtually or by phone.  Please continue to fax us a referral along with a copy of the most current pulmonary function test, if available.  Thank you for your continued support.
  • Calgary locations for Spirometry testing, click here.

We have created this website to...

  • share medically accurate information with patients and health care providers.
  • encourage patients to work with their health care providers in following Canadian guidelines to gain maximum control of their respiratory condition.

Have you been recently diagnosed with asthma, COPD or chronic cough or have already been living with it  for some time?  Are you thinking about quitting smoking and just don't know where to start?  We can help.


Asthma

Asthma

A chronic lung disorder which causes the airways to become tightened, narrowed, and swollen. The airways are twitchy when exposed to triggers such as cold air, exercise or allergens.

COPD

COPD

A disease which is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema (loss of lung tissue). It is the leading cause of disability and death in Canada.

Devices

Devices

This section provides device instructions for Breezhaler, Diskus, Ellipta, Genuair, Handihaler, MDI, Respimat and Turbuhaler in 15 different languages.


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Referral

Your family doctor, Emergency Department staff or other health care professionals can complete our referral form to refer you to our program.  A health care professional referral usually includes breathing tests, education or further assessment by a lung specialist (respirologist).


Message to our website visitors

Material on this website has been designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment.
If you have specific questions, please consult your doctor or appropriate health care professional.